What makes good people not able to understand reasoning, where emotions take over, and our animal instincts resurface? Take example of the rioters in Ferguson, and the religious headhunters in the Middle East. What makes these people not understand common reasoning, where one + one does not equal two? No matter what evidence or facts are given, they do not understand.
It is said that when evil takes over the mind, reasoning takes a back seat. What are these evils? These evils are arrogance, greed, and self-love that sometimes take over the mind. In the Book of Prophecy (Ofudesaki), God says that there is no one who is evil, it is only because the dusts of evil has attached to the person. When these evils of arrogance, and greed become ingrained in the mind, reasoning becomes nonexistent. We begin to see violence, hate, and disregard for the law.
It is with this warning that we must remove greed, arrogance and self love from our minds. When we do this, understanding and reasoning resurface. We need to have the ability to reason so that we can understand God’s plan for a joyous world. Remove arrogance, greed, and self love from your minds.